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Gov. Janet Mills has signed into law a bill that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions from the state’s vaccination requirements.

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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins has introduced legislation that would authorize $100 million for the prevention and treatment of tick-borne illnesses.

The former head of the Illinois Department of Public Health has been tapped to lead the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

A bill to end Maine's religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccines is heading to the governor's desk.

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PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s marijuana enthusiasts are getting their first chance to provide testimony about the state’s plans to regulate recreational use of the drug.

State lawmakers are considering two measures that would change – in very different ways – how Maine law enforcement works with federal immigration agencies. Both bills are facing opposition from police and sheriff’s organizations.

The Senate Special Committee on Aging Wednesday heard about developments in technology and assistive devices to help older Americans live independently.

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Gov. Janet Mills says while some states, including Alabama, are passing restrictions on abortion in hopes that the issue will be put before a more conservative U.S. Supreme Court, she doubts it will overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that established an individual’s right to have an abortion.

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There has been another major setback for efforts to expand Maine’s ranked-choice voting system. Last week the Maine House fell short of the two-thirds vote needed to send a proposed constitutional amendment out to the voters. Tuesday the State Senate also came up shy of the needed threshold.

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The Maine House has passed a bill that would allow physician assistants and advanced-practice registered nurses to perform abortions.

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Maine 2nd District Rep. Jared Golden is optimistic that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will include enough ship construction to keep existing work levels at Bath Iron Works.

Police agencies are opposing a Maine bill to ban racial or religious profiling.

Mills Signs Bill To Make Maine The First State To Ban Native American School Mascots

May 17, 2019
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Gov. Janet Mills on Thursday signed into law a controversial bill banning the use of Native American mascots in all state public schools. When the bill takes effect later this year, Maine will become the first U.S. state with such a ban.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Advocates for offshore wind power want lawmakers to jumpstart a University of Maine-led project by directing utility regulators to approve a power contract.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill to provide paid time off to 139,000 newly eligible workers in Maine is awaiting a decision from the Democratic governor.

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